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help! water & sand play - translate this to science

post #1 of 4
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Hi we are preparing for the annual review from the county.

 

dd is consistently fascinated with water and sand and plays with it whenever she gets the chance.  she tried different things, testing out the strength of the sand in different configurations, seeing how different things dry when mixed up on different substances like wood, plastic, water, making things float and sink at different angles - like putting an inclined plane in a bucket of water and making things balance on it .... lots and lots of things.

 

How do I translate this to "science" to include in our annual report?  can you give me some scientific principles that i can mention ... 

 

help!!

post #2 of 4

Floating and sinking has to do with density, which is part of physical science.

 

Evaporation is part of the concept of states of matter (water going from liquid to gas).  Again, physical science.

 

Inclined planes and material strength are in physics and in engineering.

 

Parts of what she's doing probably also relate to earth science.

post #3 of 4

In addition to what the pp said, your dd learned a bit about the scientific method.  She was constantly testing various hypothesis and came to some conclusion.  I don't think you need to write down each step of the scientific method to be active with/learning from it.  

 

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_steps_in_the_scientific_method

 

Amy

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Thanks Ladies.  Review in 2 weeks!
 

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